After months of rumors, Valve has officially announced Counter-Strike 2, which is an overhaul to the critically acclaimed FPS shooter game CS:GO. The company shared multiple videos that gave various details concerning the changes, additions, and more that’ll modernize the FPS game.
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Counter-Strike 2, then this guide will be perfect for you. In this guide, you will get to know everything you need to know about Counter-Strike 2.
Everything you need to know about Counter-Strike 2
What is new in Counter-Strike 2
As Counter-Strike 2 will be replacing CS:GO upon its release later this year, it’ll bring several new and welcoming changes to one of the most iconic FPS games to date. Here are the new features in the upcoming Counter-Strike 2 –
- Better lighting and better visuals
- Map rework and overhaul
- The smoke has been reworked
- There’s also a new sub-tick system in the game
Expected release date of Counter-Strike 2
As of now, there hasn’t been an official release date announced for Counter-Strike 2 yet. Valve has only announced that Counter-Strike 2 will be launched sometime in the Summer of 2023. This means that the game could come out sometime between May and June but might also be delayed if some additional time is needed to remove the bugs and glitches.
Although the game is still a couple of months away, the Beta Version has already been released so that the players can get the first taste of the upcoming game.
Price and platforms for Counter-Strike 2
According to the official FAQ page, Valve has confirmed that the game will be free-to-play. It has received an engine overhaul to Valve’s new Source 2 engine, which brings up the graphical and gameplay features of an otherwise amazing game. Meanwhile, CS:GO was a paid game, which came at around $14.99 before adopting a free-to-play model in 2018. Counter-Strike will also be adopting the free-to-play model while delivering an update for the existing CS:GO players.
The game is only available for PC users right now. Valve hasn’t confirmed its plans to port the game to consoles, be it the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5.